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From Ancient Greek ὀργιαστικός (orgiastikós, exciting), from ὀργιαστής (orgiastḗs, orgy celebrator), from ὀργιάζειν (orgiázein, to celebrate orgies), from ὄργια (órgia).

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orgiastic (comparative more orgiastic, superlative most orgiastic)

  1. Relating to an orgy; wild, uncontrolled. [from the late 16th c.][1]
    • 1919, Sax Rohmer, Dope
      Dancing was in progress, or, rather, one of those orgiastic ceremonies which passed for dancing during this pagan period.

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  1. ^ orgiastic” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

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